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About Beta Gamma Sigma

Founded in 1913, Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is the international business honor society for schools accredited by the International Association to Advance College Schools of Business (AACSB) which comprise the top 5% of business school programs around the world, including the Grossman School of Business at the University of Vermont. Membership in BGS is one of the highest recognitions a student can receive for academic achievements and expresses confidence in their abilities and promise to become responsible leaders in the future. Eligible students are identified as being in the top 10% of their undergraduate program, and the top 20% of students in a graduate program who have completed half of their coursework.

2024 BGS Induction Ceremony

The 2024 BGS Induction Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 19, 2024 at 3 p.m. followed by a reception for the Honors Day Celebration.

Beta Gamma Sigma is...


Since its founding in 1913, the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma has recognized the outstanding academic achievements of collegiate business and management scholars.


Lifetime membership is the highest recognition business scholars can receive internationally at a business program accredited by AACSB International. Only the top scholars of these programs are invited to join BGS. Beta Gamma Sigma is not a fraternity, sorority or student club. It is an organization that recognizes academic excellence in business studies.


BGS has established more than 525 collegiate chapters in over 20 countries and territories worldwide, and has inducted more than 725,000 outstanding scholars into membership. Members currently reside in all 50 U.S. states and more than 160 countries and serve in corporate, government, non-profit, educational and other management positions at every level of responsibility.

BGS members are...


Employers and graduate programs value the significance of Beta Gamma Sigma membership. Including BGS on a resume highlights achievement and distinguishes members from the rest.


Induction into Beta Gamma Sigma signals high academic achievement. Of the thousands of students that complete their business degree, only the best qualify for membership in the Society. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the reward for high academic achievement at the world's best business schools.


Members of Beta Gamma Sigma comprise an exceptional group of business leaders - roughly half hold title of senior executive, group/division director, department manager or supervisor

Why Join BGS

The Premier International Honor Society

Founded in 1913, Beta Gamma Sigma has grown to become the world's first international honor society. Currently, BGS has more than 500 collegiate chapters on six continents, and Society members reside in more than 160 countries around the globe. By accepting the invitation to join Beta Gamma Sigma, you will become part of the world's largest network of business school alumni.

The "Best in Business"

BGS lifetime members are considered the "best of the best" in business. As the highest honor attainable at an AACSB accredited school of business, Beta Gamma Sigma membership is not only a symbol of high achievement, but also a beacon of things to come. The best predictor of future success is past achievement, and membership in BGS is a great way to show potential employers you have what it takes to perform at the highest levels.

Lifetime Benefits

Beta Gamma Sigma members gain access to the Society's premium online career tool. Developed to serve members at every state of their career, BGS's career resources includes access to the CareerCentral Job Board, a central hub of information for posting your resume and getting your next job. In addition, members retain access to Career Coaching and Dress for Success resources. In addition, members are invited to attend student leadership forums, and are encouraged to participate in the online business speaker series.